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After Paula Badosa exits, Iga Swiatek becomes lone WTA Top 10 player to reach week two of 2022 Roland Garros


It was said before Roland Garros that the women’s draw was Iga Swiatek vs. the field. That narrative has since taken on an incredible meaning, as Swiatek is the only player in the current Top 10 to reach the second week in Paris. A rundown of how players ranked No. 2-10 exited:


No. 2: Barbora Krejcikova

The Czech returned from injury as the reigning champion and won eight of the first nine games of her opener. But Diane Parry turned the tide to pull off one of the week’s biggest surprises, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.


No. 3: Maria Sakkari

Having held a match point on Krejcikova in last year’s semis, Sakkari’s trip this time ended much sooner. The Greek was edged out in round two by Karolina Muchova, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).


No. 4: Paula Badosa

Roland Garros was a major turning point for the Spaniard a year ago. But down 3-6, 1-2 to Veronika Kudermetova, Badosa retired with an injury.


No. 5: Anett Kontaveit

The Estonian was short on confidence coming in, and it showed. Ajla Tomlajnovic knocked her out in the first round, 7-6 (5), 7-5.


No. 6: Ons Jabeur

Jabeur had the most 2022 clay-court wins of any WTA player entering Paris. Magda Linette was unfazed, sending the Madrid titlist packing on Day 1 with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 win.


No. 7: Aryna Sabalenka

A semifinal showing in Rome was encouraging. Then came Sabalenka’s third-round destruction, as Camila Giorgi reeled off 12 of the final 13 games for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 win.


No. 8: Karolina Pliskova

The Czech needed three sets to beat France’s Tessah Andrianjafitrimo in round one. Fellow wild card Leolia Jeanjean was a different story, as she stunned the former No. 1, 6-2. 6-2.


No. 9: Danielle Collins

After cruising through her opener, the American ran into countrywoman Shelby Rogers two days later, and fell, 6-4, 6-3.


No. 10: Garbiñe Muguruza

A set-and-a-break lead evaporated in the first round, and so did Muguruza’s hopes of regaining the level that netted the 2016 title. Kaia Kanepi rallied to prevail, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.